Live Poll: The Most Exciting Real Life Sport Stories

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Some sport movies have special moments, that move many people in an
emotional way. If you haven't seen any of these, please vote for the one you would most likely watch.
Which of these real life sport stories below is your favorite?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls024688536/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/iowmiJxbz8M/

(This is not a part of the intense movie scenes poll row)
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Breumaster,

My vote: Miracle (2004)

I was attending the University of Minnesota when Herb Brooks led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory. Herb Brooks was the coach of the University of Minnesota hockey team at the time.

Hockey is the favorite sport in Minnesota. Many young people play hockey year round. Herb Brooks was a Minnesota hero when the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team won the gold metal.

For your consideration:
Football
Brian's Song
(1971 TV Movie)
Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.
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Thank you, Dan.

I'll consider your suggestions.
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Great poll.

It's tough to choose but I will go with Rush follow by Cinderella Man.

The rivalry between Niki and James trespassing to the movie was simply exciting. The movie is just great.

Cinderella Man for me, shows the determination and and passion of a boxer who has managed to turn around his life but without never lose his humility. When I watch this movie always gives me chills, truly inspiring.

One question, The Warrior is based on a true life story?
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Yes, all of them are. :D
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Oh, alright so ;)
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Warrior is not based on a true story.
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Hello, Peter.
The Trivia of 'Warrior' on IMDb says, it is ... slightly. ;) Quote from Trivia:

"Brendan Conlon may be loosely based on the life of real-life UFC fighter Rich "Ace" Franklin. Like the character, Franklin was also a high school teacher who took part in cage-fights to make extra money."

Sounds a little like a part of the story of 'Warrior'.
Hollywood did as they always do - they created a story around an astounding fact to make it more interesting. What do you think about? Is it too lose?
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"may be loosely based on" is very loose. And even if that character is based on someone, that doesn't make the main story about the brothers real.
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Stephen N Russell

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Race.
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Rudy
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Yes, Breumaster. That's to whom I was referring. In order to dramatize the actual events, the character adapted from the real man was presented as something of a very unpleasant antagonist. Since Hollywood and so on and so forth are no strangers to doing stuff like that with "biopics", I'm inclined to believe him.
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I understand. It's a little unpleasent, when somebody in real life is hurt by false depiction. I wonder, if I should take it from the list. But otherways - when users take the poll, they may take the discussion, too. And then they may read our lines and watch/remember the movie with other eyes. I will, if I get it to my screen! ;) Thank you for hinting me that fact.
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Hard to decide. All items of the list would have to be judged by the same standard.
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Breumaster

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Ok, so what would you do?
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Thank you for the mail. I let that movie stay on the list. You know it's a little hard, when you don't know a movie how to juge it. It's like criticising a book you didn't read. I don't know how you are involved in that. But I also know that Hollywood productions dramatize mostly everything in a much stronger way than reality is.

We had named the problem right in our discussion. So people from outside can decide themself to join the discussion and read the truth about Dan Devine.
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I second The Blind Side.

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'The Blind Side' is in. I loved that picture. :D
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'Moneyball' too.
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Breumaster

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Seems to be a big football and baseball poll suggestion.
If there were other real-life based sport movies with high excitement,
I would like to add some more without baseball or football.
Give other sports a chance, too, please. :D
But anyway thank you. You all were good help.
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Rugby See below...
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My Favorite is Rush
I loved that film so much that I watched it 4 times In theaters and I enjoyed all of them so much.
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This movie is excellent! Outraging real story. Niki Lauda said in an interview with tears in his eyes that he saw himself on screen. I felt he said that in view of Daniel Brühl, who played his role. Brühl was excellent by copying how Lauda speaks, his duktus and dialect. I was upset, 'Rush' even wasn't nominated for best foreign language movie at 2014 Oscars.

I just saw "Rush" 1 time in cinema. Then there were many other movies I got to see with my guys. But I always had a craving feeling about that movie, just wanted to see it again. It has so many true and touchy 80's moments I remembered and thinked of that time when I was a kid and followed the news about it. The spirit of the 80's lays on that movie. The atmosphere, that I as a kid theretimes didn't felt exact so, but it was good transported. The Atmosphere in the 80's at Germany were nearly as plain as shown in the movie.

Later on Bluray I watched it exactly 1 time, because of other movies I was curious about. But in my deeper mind, I always want to see that movie again. It's great. I guess I know why you love this movie. For me, it feels authentic. I lived at this time while young, watching that from media. Now I seriously want to watch that again. :D
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Just saw 'Rush' again. I'm again so impressed about the iconic real story and the (specially at the Tokyo race) stunning slowmo pictures. The atmosphere is simply great! After several times watching it, I'm still excited almost like the first time.
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(This is not a part of the most intense movie scenes poll row)
I don't think this line is necessary.
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Thank you, Jessica. :D
I was not sure, if all users will get it, that it's different from the named poll-row.
So ok, I will delete this line. Thank you for helping me to  become more skillful. ;)
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Grand Prix, James Garner & Steve McQueen Le Mans , fictional charcters in Real time auto racing.
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Auto Races true events, actors charcters in story,dont know how to base it.did U search Grand Prix & Le Mans?
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I didn't see LeMans. I guess it's a cool movie, because you suggested it. Hope I will have some time to watch it, sometimes. Till then I got to rely on your experience of it. The main matter of the p.s. is  not only about the sport itself. It has to be primary conected to a real live story of one or some real existing person(s) that actually  live or lived. Or a special event in sport that was extraordinary that time.

Well, there are different sources on that you can take the informations. I try to take the best ones and consider IMDb according to movie and tv business as a very serious source of information. If the information you seek isn't there, may be there are other serious sources. (Studios, Artists, etc.) When you know one, please give me some infos. I will consider then if I take it on the list. If I feel unsure, I won't.
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No connection to real life story sorry, Race is Real.
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The list is of biopics, though.
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Breumaster
Forget the movie Le Mans (1971) It is not based on a true story.
Go for this instead. Far more interesting as it is about his one trip to the race and actually racing on the course. This has more drama and interestingly enough has the same 6.8 rating! And it is a documentary. If you don't use it, watch it if you are a McQueen fan. Also see my Invictus suggestion below. Thanks Cheers


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hello, TheMovieSmith. :D

I did not see this movie. Could you please tell me about the most intense scene in this movie? Maybe you have a link to this scene or close to it?
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Breumaster,

I do not believe that Warrior (2011) meets the criteria for your poll. According to this news article:
‘Banshee’ Co-Creator Jonathan Tropper Inks With CAA
https://www.imdb.com/news/ni62209239?ref_=ttnw_art_plk
Warrior is a period crime drama inspired by the writings and work of martial arts icon Bruce Lee that is set during the brutal Tong Wars in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 1800s.
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That quote is about a different title.
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Hi Dan and Peter. :)

I read this little qoute before I decided to put 'Warrior' to the list. It's in the trivia of 'Warrior' on IMDb:

"Brendan Conlon may be loosely based on the life of real-life UFC fighter Rich "Ace" Franklin. Like the character, Franklin was also a high school teacher who took part in cage-fights to make extra money."

First I thought that it might be a little far from criteria, but then I put it to the list because of givin' it a chance to stay on the list while being debateable. When you read the lines of the trivia, what do you think of it? Should it stay or should I still put it off? Please tell me, be free in your choice. If you say no, I'll put it off the list. :)

... ups, that's my 1000th post! :D Yay!
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Ok, as you confirmed above, I'll put 'Warrior' from the list. It's ok by me.
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Done.